Oculus Rift Experience On Facebook
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced via Facebook March 25 that he will be purchasing Occlus VR, you know, the guys behind the ultra-cool Oculus Rift head set. According to Kotaku, Zuckerberg's Facebook paid $2 Billion for the virtual reality technology company. Yes that's Billion with a "B." In a blog post, the Oculus team confirmed the news, saying that they are "partnering" with Facebook. This is, of course, corporate speak for "Yeah, Facebook bought us."
"This is really a new communication platform. By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life. Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures," says Zuckerberg in his Facebook post.
I have a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach about this. Imagine a Rift headset with a Facebook share button and imperatives to use it every time to load it up. Everywhere I go on the Internet these days has a little Facebook button with this imperator already. I don't need it in my gaming.
We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus. I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out.— Markus Persson (@notch) March 25, 2014